‘Rednecks for Obama’ Making News

Rednecks for Obama are back in the news again today. I wrote about them back in late August. Here’s the latest:

Tony Viessman, 74, and Les Spencer, 60, got politically active last year when it occurred to them there must be other lower income, rural, beer-drinking, gun-loving, NASCAR race enthusiasts fed up with business as usual in Washington.

Viessman had a red, white and blue “Rednecks for Obama” banner made, and began causing a stir in Missouri, which has emerged as a key battleground in the run-up to the November 4 presidential election.

“I didn’t expect it would get as much steam and attention as it’s gotten,” Spencer told AFP on the campus of Washington University in Saint Louis, the state’s biggest city and site of last week’s vice-presidential debate.

“We believe in him. He’s the best person for the job,” Viessman, a former state trooper from Rolla, said of Obama, who met the pair briefly on that July day in Union, Missouri.

I love these guys:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_l-DyOvcwh8

Visit Rednecks for Obama, “claims more than 800,000 online visits.”

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About Pamela Leavey

Pamela Leavey is the Editor in Chief, Owner/Publisher of The Democratic Daily as well as a freelance writer and photographer. Pamela holds a certificate in Contemporary Communications from UMass Lowell, a Journalism Certificate from UMass Amherst and a B.A. in Creative Writing and Digital Age Communications from UMass Amherst UWW.
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One Response to ‘Rednecks for Obama’ Making News

  1. Obama has demonstrated since Iowa that he can appeal to rural voters and I proudly consider myself to be a redneck for Obama as well.  Maybe we should be called “bluenecks” though?